I am a potter living and working on a small family run apple farm in Suffolk. I have spent the last 6 year living and working in London, three years studying at Central Saint Martins, BA Ceramic design. This was a great introduction into the ceramic world, from making moulds, glaze chemistry and different ways of making, but I was always focused on the potter’s wheel, developing my throwing skills.
After I graduated I worked at Turning Earth, an open access pottery studio in East London. It was here I developed my skill as a technician, fixing kilns, making up glazes and the general day to day running of the studio. I was also trained as a teacher, which I enjoyed and found a rewarding experience. On my days off I practiced making pots on the wheel. It was amazing having the space to learn and test out ideas but I wanted to push myself and my skills further.
Lisa Hammond was looking for an apprentice, so I applied and was chosen to join her studio at Maze Hill pottery. I learnt so much in such a short space of time; from production throwing the Maze hill standard range, making mugs with a slight curve in, hakam brush work and getting a higher quality out of making. I also learnt soda firing and reduction firing.